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Percival Landing, Olympia

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Percival Landing Park is a public park located in Olympia, Washington.
Named after a former commercial steamship wharf, the park is a well-known maritime landmark in the Pacific Northwest. Built by Sam Percival in 1860, the wharf operated for several decades, and was torn down and replaced several times during that period.
The first phase of Percival Landing Park was completed and opened in 1977, with the second phase opened in 1985, and the third phase in 1988. The former Unocal Tank Farm site was acquired by the City of Olympia in 1996, and is now an open lawn.
Today the park features picnic areas, public art, boat moorage and a playground. The park features a.9mi boardwalk extends along the eastern shoreline of the West Bay of Budd Inlet from the Fourth Avenue Bridge to Thurston Avenue. The park features a carved Orca by Olympia artist Joe Tougas, who competed an identical work for Yashiro, Japan, Olympia's sister city.
There are several events held annually at Percival Landing Park, including Harbor Days and "Sand in the City", as well as the Wooden Boat Festival. Percival Landing is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
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  • Sadly, it's now overrun with people sleeping here and there and aggressively panhandling (and delusional ranting and raving). I wouldn't go here alone anymore and hopefully this will change. But it's....  more
    Sadly, it's now overrun with people sleeping here and there and aggressively panhandling (and delusional ranting and raving). I wouldn't go here alone anymore and hopefully this will change. But it's....  more »
  • Grab your camera for this is a lovely area to walk, visit and photograph. Boardwalk, boats, shops, sculptures, and more. 
    Grab your camera for this is a lovely area to walk, visit and photograph. Boardwalk, boats, shops, sculptures, and more.  more »
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  • Such a nice peaceful place to visit, grab an ice cream walk the boardwalk. If you come on the weekends when the farmers market is open its even better.
  • Clean and peaceful place with fantastic views of the capitol building and the cascade mountain range. There's a publicly accessible, free, 3 story tower you can walk the stairs up for even better views, and a dock everyone can go on for a closer look at the water. Plenty of benches/seating available for rest breaks or a nice lunch.

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